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Trekking in Nepal: The Wildland Difference

Trekking in Nepal: The Wildland Difference
Why Trek With Wildland adventures in Bhutan and Nepal in Nov 2016? We’ve pulled a really talented and varied team together. You’ll be traveling with Wildland’s Asia program director Kelsey Wenger, American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) guide Andy Davis, and you’ll be fully escorted by a team of sherpas and Nepali guides who have been working in the Everest region for over 2 decades. Your guides will have satellite phones, carry gamow bags, and are trained in emergency evacuation and understand high altitude trekking. We provide SteriPens to clean water, to save on fuel and to protect you. All meals are provided on the trek.  Staff Care: We take staff care seriously. The company we work with is a second generation, family-owned Nepali outfitter. Jwalant, our head guide, received his MBA from the University of Washington – Seattle and knows how to manage and exceed western standards of expectation. Staff wages...
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Why Travel to Nepal in 2016

Why Travel to Nepal in 2016
Traveling to Nepal can be a once in a lifetime adventure. It offers the world’s highest mountain and the deepest valley. Smiling locals welcome you as you trek timeless trails to snow capped mountain giants. Monks circumambulate stupas that have withstood the test of time, and now, earthquakes. Come with us to visit Nepal and support her as she attempts to stand proudly on her feet once again after a devastating earthquake in April 2015. It’s all still there and the places, the people, and the experiences are waiting for you to visit a destination which has been rattled but not broken. Why Travel to Nepal Now? 1. Less crowds. We believe this is an extraordinary time for travelers to visit Nepal, a time for especially meaningful travel due to the extra hospitality and gratitude, and the recovery’s unique energy, stories and inspiration. The crowds have yet to return to the mountains...
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Marveling at gorgeous animals and amazing scenery every day in Tanzania

Marveling at gorgeous animals and amazing scenery every day in Tanzania
Bob, Carol, Michael and Leslie chose Wildland Adventures to plan their custom Tanzania safari last November. Highlights of the trip included both Tarangire National Park and the Serengeti. It also included the less-visited but equally impressive Ruaha and Selous game reserves in southern Tanzania. “I couldn't have been more prepared…You were willing to have extended discussions about details of camera equipment, what to take, descriptions of accommodations, etc.” All the camera preparation paid off with these up-close images that Michael was able to capture. “We loved Tarangire in part because it was first, also due to excellent guiding by Kevin. He is a gem! We saw a cheetah and a leopard kill first day! His knowledge on birds and animals is outstanding. The Serengeti is simply fabulous for what it is! We saw dozens and dozens of animals, with great guide location and access, patience and humor.” “A once in...
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We Love the Thai Culture! Family Review From Thailand

We Love the Thai Culture! Family Review From Thailand
The Shaedel Family came to us hoping to find a custom trip to Thailand for 2 birthdays, Christmas, and New Years - big shoes to fill! Luckily, Thailand is the place to go if you need a destination to satisfy everyone - especially 3 young ones aged 8, 6, and 6! Here's what the Schaedel Family said when asked why they decided to travel with Wildland: "Initially, our interest was drawn by your creative itinerary and reputation in respected publications like NG traveler. What made me book through you was the thoughtful, responsive and creative effort put forth by Kelsey. She is a gem and made the trip special. I have never before used a travel agent outside of the 'high street' variety and never thought I would but the experience we had was incredible." The Schaedel's started their trip in the south with some relaxation time at Koh Yao Noi. From...
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Ecological Wisdom From Sri Lanka's Vedda Population

Ecological Wisdom From Sri Lanka's Vedda Population
In 3rd century BCE, King Devanampiya Tissa, one of the earliest rulers of Sri Lanka, founded what is widely considered to be the world’s first wildlife refuge. Since then, this small nation has focused on continuing what King Tissa started, boasting 501 protected natural areas amounting to nearly 27% of the small island's land area. The Wanniya-laeto (Vedda) people are the original inhabitants of the island and their knowledge of these natural spaces is nothing short of astounding.  The Wanniya-laeto people are Sri Lanka’s indigenous inhabitants with a history dating back to descendants of the island’s Neolithic community in 14,000 BC, or possibly earlier. With a name meaning forest dwellers, the Wanniya-laeto, were historically nomadic hunter-gatherers of the dry monsoon forest (wanni) and claim to have preserved their cultural memory since pre-historic times. These indigenous people are often referred to as Veddas (meaning hunters) because of their wild, disheveled appearance has...
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